Create one-click desktop shortcuts for Web sites in Chrome

Want quick access to your favorite sites or services on the Web? Here’s how to add a shortcut you can click from the desktop or taskbar.


You can add bookmarks, favicons to the toolbar, or just type the Web address to get to your favorite Web site. But what if you want something even faster? Evidently the development team behind Google Chrome feels the same way.


Thankfully, the process is very simple: just navigate to a Web site you want extra-fast access to, and then click the wrench icon near the top right-hand corner of the Chrome window. From there, pick Tools and then select Create application shortcuts.


In the pop-up window that appears, pick the places you’d like to have a shortcut for the current Web site. The Taskbar pin is probably the fastest choice, and saves your wallpaper from being decorated with extra icons.


Click Create and the favicon for the Web site will appear in the chosen places. That’s it!


Sample of the shortcut on the Windows desktop.

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma)






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